Wartime ‘echoes’ are a hit with visitors
Echoes of wartime Suffolk sounded across Rougham airfield on Sunday when Rougham Control Tower Museum staged its Echoes of the Past.
The day attracted many visitors and raised around £2,000 for the work of the tower association which maintains the musum at the former wartime airfield.
Military re-enactors, military and classic vehicles and memorabilia plus a display by Fenland Harley Davidson Club kept everyone entertained.
And there was a chance to be part of a fun human fruit machine as well as enjoying tasty refreshments from the barbecue.
St Edmundsbury Mayor Cllr Julia Wakelam opened the event which is the association’s main fund-raiser.
Rougham Airfield was the base for the Americans in World War Two and home to the 94th Bombardment Group which operated the B-17 Flying Fortress planes.
Volunteers have been helping restore the tower museum which is open to the public on Sundays between May and November.
The event was organised by David Hardy and Shirley Clark.
Tower Association Chairman, Clint Cansdale, said: “We had a very, very good day. Everyone enjoyed themselves although it was pretty windy for the tents.”